Changing a map's template

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I have an existing map in one template, but I will prefer to use a different one. I've searched all the help files and can't find guidance on how to do that. Is it possible without having to rebuild the map in my preferred template? Thanks.
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The way the map looks is controlled by its Theme, which is just a group of formatting settings. If you want to change the way the map is formatted, you can apply a different Theme.
In MindManager 2012: Design tab > Map Theme > click a thumbnail.
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Many thanks for your quick reply... except, I wonder if you've described a Windows version capability. In MindJet 9 for the Mac I don't find a Design tab or a Map theme. Help indicates that themes are applied to slides, which is not my concern. I'm trying to change the overall arrangement and look of my Map, using a custom template that I created after I created the map that I now want to change. Am I missing something? Thanks.

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OK, on Mac:
If you already have a template that looks the way you want, you can create a style from that, which you can apply to other maps.
In the Help, follow the directions in Formatting maps > Creating a custom style to create a style from your template. (You can start by beginning a new map using your template instead of steps 1 and 2).
Then, follow the steps in Formatting maps > Choosing a style for your map to apply the new style you created.
If the formatting for some topics doesn't change when you apply the style, it is because the have been formatted individually. They will only use the formatting from the style if they are set to use the default formatting for the map.
Follow the steps in Help for Returning topics or elements to their default formatting to cause those topics to use the formatting from the style.
Hope this helps.
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Very many thanks, once again. I'm grateful for your quick response and for your detailed guidance. I will pursue your suggestions and expect that the approaches you've outlined will get me where I want to go.

Much appreciated!

- Hill

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